Labour Relations

We have a breadth of experience in labour relations, allowing us to offer businesses expert guidance navigating the unionized workplace, and furthering the organization's interests.

Our Labour Relations Services

Our deep knowledge of labour laws and effective negotiation strategies sets us apart. We work to build strategies that proactively mitigate workforce risks and maintain a productive environment, fostering long-term success for your organization.

Administrative Tribunal Representation

We advocate on your behalf before administrative tribunals pertaining to the workplace, including labour relations board proceedings, employment standards claims, human rights complaints, occupational health and safety issues and workers' compensation matters.

Union Contract Negotiations

We represent your interests during union contract negotiations, aiming for favourable agreements while maintaining legal compliance.

Labour Relations Strategies

We offer guidance on managing relations with the unions and the workforce to empower the success of your management goals.

Workforce Restructuring Guidance

During times of organizational change, we provide advice on navigating workforce restructuring within the applicable collective agreement and legislative frameworks..

Labour Dispute Resolution

Our experts partner with you to achieve a resolve to labour disputes that best protects your interests and minimizes disruption to your operations

Work With Neuman Thompson

We specialize in legal matters and strategic advice for employers. If you are looking to get in touch, or just want to learn more, you can reach out to us for more information at any time.

Practice Areas

Neuman Thompson specializes in all matters related to employment and labour. From strategic advice to litigation services to collective bargaining and everything in between.

Collective Bargaining

Our lawyers work closely with clients to develop and implement effective negotiation strategies for every stage of the bargaining process.

  • Collective agreement interpretation
  • Contract drafting
  • Leading or supporting during negotiations
  • Representation at interest arbitration and mediation

Human Rights

Our services are precisely tailored to address the specific requirements of employers where human rights are concerned, including:

  • Proactive strategies to mitigate risk
  • Investigations
  • Advocacy before human rights commissions / tribunals


Helping your organization navigate investigations to maintain a fair and equitable workplace, including investigations into:

  • Theft
  • Harassment
  • Violence
  • Misconduct
  • Unsafe work environment

WCB: Workers’ Compensation Board

Our knowledge of workers' compensation legislation allows us to assist employers in navigating the WCB framework. Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Claims management and appeals
  • Accomodations